Nokia recently announced the appointment of South African Dharmesh Goshalia, or “Gosh” to his colleagues, as General Manager of its Philippine office. He will also handle the position of Head of Sales at the company.
Under his management, Nokia Philippines is looking at maintaining its market leadership in the country while continuing to innovate and keep pace with the needs of the market. He brings with him his formidable experience in business development, management and marketing across retail distribution and operator business from diverse markets. e heading the multimedia business unit for North and West Africa.
Prior to his assignment to Nokia Philippines, Gosh was General Manager of Nokia Greece and Cyprus. Coming onboard Nokia in 2006, Gosh has significantly contributed to the success in markets such as Nigeria, Egypt, Tunisia and other countries while heading the multimedia business unit for North and West Africa.
Having success with emerging markets before, Gosh is excited to lead Nokia in 2012, as the company delivers aspirational products that offer choice for consumers, with differentiation on quality and value for money.
“œI’m excited to be at the center of all these amazing developments and look forward to further strengthening Nokia’s relationship with Filipino consumers and steer the company to achieve further success here,” says Gosh.
To date, Nokia continues to change the game in the smartphone business as it gears up to build a winning ecosystem with Microsoft. The Nokia Lumia 800, Nokia Lumia 710 and Nokia Lumia 900 ““ all Windows Phone devices, have had good reception in the select markets that they’ve been introduced to. Not to be left behind are the Symbian Belle devices like the Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 and the uniquely designed Nokia N9.
In mobile phones, Nokia continues its drive to connect the next billion people to the Internet, introducing last year great devices and rich services to fulfill this commitment. Among these devices are four Dual SIM handsets ““ the Nokia 101, Nokia X1-01, Nokia C2-00 and Nokia C2-03 and the more recent Asha range of QWERTY mobile phones, the Nokia Asha 303 and Nokia Asha 200 (also a Dual SIM phone), which blur the line between smartphones and feature phones.
With a very busy year ahead, Gosh is all geared up to face the challenges of his new position. Gosh has been in the telecom industry for over 16 years ““ six of which has been spent with Nokia. During those years, he has achieved building and reinforcing teams regardless of race and culture with his strong management skills and affinity for business cultures. His experiences across Europe, Middle East and Africa have now led him to Asia, where he will easily adapt into diversity and cultural differences.